Brighton and Hove Labour group elects leader and deputies

Councillor Warren Morgan has been confirmed as the leader of his party on Brighton and Hove City Council. Councillor Morgan led Labour to victory in the local elections last Thursday (7 May), taking the most seats – 23 out of 54 – although short of a majority. He will lead a...
Posted On 12 May 2015 at 11:28 pm

Brighton and Hove Greens elect new top team

The Brighton and Hove Green Party has elected a new leader – known as a convenor – to succeed Jason Kitcat who stood down at the local elections. Mr Kitcat wasn’t present at the all-members meeting which chose Phélim Mac Cafferty as his replacement. The deputies are Councillor...
Posted On 12 May 2015 at 11:10 pm

Brighton’s newest theatre prepares for Hancock revival

Brighton’s newest theatre – the Rialto – is preparing for the revival of an affectionate play about hangdog comedian Tony Hancock. The play stars the Rialto’s artistic director Mark Brailsford, known for directing and appearing in the Treason Show, Brighton’s long-running...
Posted On 12 May 2015 at 9:50 pm

New Co-op opens on site of old Hove pub on Friday

A new Co-op convenience store is opening on the site of an old Hove pub on Friday (15 May). Southern Co-operative has refurbished the old Atlas pub – previously known as the Stadium – and is creating jobs for 20 people in the area. The store, in Old Shoreham Road, on the corner...
Posted On 12 May 2015 at 4:42 pm

Electrical fault closes Brighton Police Station

An electrical fault has closed Brighton Police Station, in John Street. Sussex Police said: “Brighton Police Station in John Street has been temporarily closed following an electrical fault on Tuesday morning (12 May). “Members of the public are being directed to the police...
Posted On 12 May 2015 at 4:08 pm

Brighton housing and homeless charity wins £480k from the Lottery

Brighton Housing Trust (BHT) has been awarded a £481,000 grant by the Big Lottery Fund. The money is for BHT’s Accommodation for Work Project. The funding is for five years and comes from the Big Lottery’s Reaching Communities Programme. It will enable the project to help...
Posted On 12 May 2015 at 2:59 pm

Brighton and Hove Conservatives elect new deputy leader

Brighton and Hove Conservatives have elected Councillor Andrew Wealls as one of the group’s two deputy leaders at its annual general meeting (AGM). Councillor Geoffrey Theobald was re-elected as leader for the fifth year running and Councillor Dee Simson was re-elected as the...
Posted On 12 May 2015 at 2:36 pm

Brighton and Hove Chamber to debate politics and business

Brighton and Hove Chamber of Commerce is holding a big debate on business and politics. At the free event members and non-members will debate for and against the proposition: “There is no place for politics in business.” Among the questions that are expected to be addressed ar...
Posted On 12 May 2015 at 2:09 pm

Big investors eye restaurant business founded in Hove

Investors are weighing up whether to take a stake in a restaurant chain that was founded in Hove six years ago. Giggling Squid has grown rapidly since it started selling Thai tapas in Church Road, Hove, in 2009. Now the husband and wife owners, Andy and Pranee Laurillard, are...
Posted On 12 May 2015 at 12:20 pm

Brighton mainline hit by 174 signal failures since start of 2014

The Brighton mainline was hit by 174 signal failures in the last 15 months, almost three every week. The figures will come as no surprise to Brighton commuters, who rated the Brighton to Bedford Thameslink service the UK’s most unpopular in January. Since then, train...
Posted On 12 May 2015 at 8:23 am
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